Brothel creepers

Brothel creepers

About Brothel creepers

Creepers or brothel creepers are a type of shoe. They found their beginnings in the years following World War II, as soldiers based in the deserts in North Africa wore suede boots with hard-wearing crepe (rubber) soles because of the climate and environment. Having left the army, many of these ex-soldiers found their way to the nightspots of London wearing the same crepe-soled shoes and these became known as 'brothel creepers'.

Contributions by Frogskull, Spylab, and Teampaula83.